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Information Needs and Seeking Behaviour of Faculty Members : A Case Study of Premier Engineering College of Orissa

International Journal of Information Library and Society

Volume 1 Issue 1

Published: 2012
Author(s) Name: Sunil Kumar Satpathy, Uday Nath Rout
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Abstract

With the changes in library environment, the information need and seeking behavior of library users have also changed considerably. Accordingly the library needs to assess these aspects of user’s properly to provide better library services. This paper attempts to analyze the information need and seeking behavior of faculty members working in Engineering colleges of Orissa and for this purpose C.V.Raman college of Engineering ,Bhubaneswar has been taken as a case study. The analysis of data collected through questionnaires reveals that the main purpose of seeking information is for study and research and the faculty members prefers e-resources than print resources for their information need. Also Library is the main source of information for them. The paper suggests some steps for the improvement of library system and services so that it can meet the information need of faculty members in a more effective way

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